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the golf course from the natural areas and separate the areas because they are very separate lands and deserve separate consideration. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is la zar [speaker not understood]. i'm speaking on behalf of the natural areas program. in light of the mayor of pacifica park and rec director ginsburg wrote to say any divination of sharp park golf course as a historic landmark "frankly is not helpful in furthering a legitimate policy debate in san francisco." but against his judgment, both the city of pacifica both fail to recognize it as a historical resource [speaker not understood]. changes basically in the configuration of the golf
course would likely violate state prc 58 28 a and place a burden on the city of san francisco. further, the state of california with the support of the individual and organizations that have an interest in historical and landscape preservation may be legally bound to defend the historical preservation to the detriment of san francisco's plans. the e-i-r makes mention of this and clearly states that there are significant impacts that would alter the historical nature of sharp park. the current designation of sharp park as historical presents severe legal challenges to the e-i-r as it now stands. a multi-million dollar plan to redevelop sharp park should only be considered through a separate planning process and not interfere with the natural area's program. i urge you to support the
resolution and call it to the agenda as soon as possible. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon. my name is rachel tom. i'm a second generation of san francisco. i have a bachelor's in environmental sustainability and 13 years of experience working with wildlife which includes the red legged frog and the san francisco gartherer snake both native to sharp park. i'm supporting this resolution and i'm asking that the supervisors support it as well. the resolution or the recreation and park department should follow through with its commitment to the public and policy makers by conducting separate reviews of these two very different projects. supporting this resolution does not modify any land activity already mentioned at sharp park. it is a procedural resolution that ensures the department stays true to its word. thank you. >> next speaker. good afternoon. rose brown on behalf of the center for biological
diversity. we feel this should be a no-brainer here today and we're sorry we had to be here and sit on the hard benches so long. we're here because we care about this and these really are two different projects. we think the demonstration of support here from many different community groups from pacific to san mateo county to san francisco should indicate to the supervisors the breadth of the port for this resolution and really i think it indicates a bad faith on the part of the department of rec and park to come forward now and delay this matter even further. this has been on the agenda for a long time. without any controversy and we hope you would vote in support of this resolution and move it forward. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. melissa collins from the sierra club. i support the resolution to remove the golf course from the natural area planning management plan. they are two different projects
and should be analyzed separately. there are a number of delays and we urge you to vote on this next week. >> thank you. next speaker. if there is anyone else that would like to speak, if you would line up on the side of the room that would be helpful. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. -- wiener and mar. my name is laura cleveland, i'm a richmond district resident. i'm here to support a voice in support of wildlife. i'm requesting you vote in favor of this proposed resolution. while i'm here for wildlife, the proposed resolution would not be commitment for or against the continuation of sharp park as a golf course. it would ensure a fair and targeted environmental review of the subject wetland/golf course. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, supervisors. local law student interested in environmental law and avid golfer. i support this resolution because it rejects legitimate
attempts to [speaker not understood]. given the information forcing requirements of ceqa, this resolution should be passed. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. if there's anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. supervisors, my name is al markel. i've lived in san francisco all my life and i played golf a good part of it. i urge you to -- a no vote on this resolution. [speaker not understood]. all this does is waste more time and money. so, let's get on with it. >> thank you. next speaker. my name is victor car michael and i live in pacifica, california. my position is it makes no sense at all to merge these two studies. they are completely different entities.
the sharp park redevelopment should be separated for two specific reasons. one is the golf course within the sharp park area is located right on top of a [speaker not understood] area. that complicates the e-i-r a great deal. [speaker not understood] prevents reclaiming the zone. e-i-r involved in studying the sharp park area, it needs to have a specific consideration. secondly, and of course, we all know that the sharp park area contains two endangered species. to merge these two studies together makes no sense at all. please, i urge you, urge the city council to please separate these two issues and i support the resolution. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. supervisors, good afternoon. i'm richard harris. i'm with the san francisco
public golf alliance and i'm speaking on a procedural point rather than substance. we were this morning in a phone call with supervisor olague's staff. i was told that supervisor olague was asking for -- that her matter be not heard today and that it would be heard at some sometime in the future. the public here would not happen. i wrote an e-mail to her and to supervisor mar's legislative aide, rick pavalatos. rick confirmed in an e-mail to me that the public hearing would not proceed today.
no public hearing today. >> mr. harris, because it's agendized, we have to listen to public comment. so, that doesn't make any sense to me, but that's what was said by my staff. i have it in an e-mail. the matter will not be heard today is what your staff told me. >> we're not taking action, but we're obligated to hold a public hearing because it was noticed. i have many people who were lined up to come in and present written testimony. i had written testimony to prepare -- to present. and i called them and told them not to come because we had been told by supervisor olague whose matter it is and by your staff
that the public hearing -- >> we are not acting on it today. if you could continue your public comment. that's the point. that at such time that it is considered at a future, i just want that confirmation from you that public comment will be allowed when you have it continued. >> yes, we will have public comment when it's continued probably to december 3rd, but that's going to be the motion after public comment is over. thank you very much. hi, my name is sally stevens. i'm the chair of sf dog. we support active recreational uses and adamantly oppose any move to give sharp park to [speaker not understood]. it is suing san francisco to try to force us to close the sharp park golf course and give
it to the gg & a. the lawsuit is in the courts right now, but preliminary [speaker not understood]. this resolution will help their lawsuit. a cynical point by them to get you supervisors to do what they don't seem able to get the courts to do, to push their extremist plan to close sharp park golf course and give it to the [speaker not understood]. you shouldn't make it easier for people suing the city to win their lawsuit. stay out of it and vote no. you should not assert pressure on planning while an e-i-r is being developed. that is the intent to change the results of the nap e-i-r. don interfere and vote no on this resolution. the e-i-r in question is supposed to be for the natural area management plan, not just parts of it. you should not allow extremists with a stake in this to pick and choose which parts of the overall nap plan are considered in the e-i-r. if it is to have any real
meaning it is to look at all, not just some aspects. it should not be completed if it does not include sharp park plan. it will be wasted. please vote no on this. please do not let extremists with an agenda and lawsuit use you the supervisors to do their dirty work for them. don't let them fool you into giving them what have not been able to get from the people, from rpd, from the mayor or from the courts. please ask supervisor olague to pull this resolution so no one ever has to see it again. thank you. >> is there anyone else in the public that would like to speak? public comment is closed. so, if there are no comments, we have a request. supervisor wiener? >> i understand that supervisor olague would like to have this continued to monday, december 3rd, two weeks, and i would be supportive of doing that. however, before we act on this
resolution, i think it's important that we receive advice from the city attorney's office and i'm requesting that. there are a lot of issues here. there is the pending litigation that was just referred to. there is the issue of the fact we're in the middle of the e-i-r. pulling apart the e-i-r in the middle of the proceeding and what the ceqa impacts are. i wouldn't feel comfortable proceeding waynn or the other until we receive -- make a request of the city attorney and i'm requesting of the chair to keep that in mind as our request because i think we would all benefit from having advice from the city attorney's office. >> and mr. givener, also, is this a binding resolution or nonbinding one? those are the questions i would like answered as well. thank you. >> absolutely, we can pass all
those questions to the committee. >> great, thank you. there is a motion to continue -- there is a motion to continue until december 3rd at the request of supervisor olague. and my hope is that she shows up for that meeting or her staff are here so that -- and also rec and park staff as well so we can have a thorough dialogue and discussion on this item. so, without objection, we're going to continue this until december 3rd. thank you. thank you everyone for showing up. mr. evans, is there any other business before us? >> there is one more. >> thank you, mr. chair. item 6 is a hearing on municipal transportation agency's [speaker not understood] as a way to produce better taxi service. >> supervisor wiener is the sponsor. >> thank you. i move to continue one week. >> thank you. let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed.
francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco transbay joint powers occurring november 19, 2012 will begin shortly. >> good morning and welcome to the special transbay point powers authority board of directors meeting. today amonday, november 19th, and could we please take roll call? >> sure, i will note for the record that director harper is joining as ortiz's alternate. and with that, director harper? >> here. >> lloyd. here. >> metcalf. >> here. >> kim. >> here. you do a quar um. >> thank you. are there any communications today? that i am aware of board of directors in more old business? seeing none we can move to the executive director's report. >> good morning directors and members of the public and just a few announcements before we move on for our construction update for today.
it is now displayed to the public at the academy of science and that will run for a number of months. so we would like to thank the california academy for putting on display the mammoth tooth. and we will be looking for a new home in 2013. and finally on october 17th we had number one of our regularly schedule committee meetings to provide a construction update to our neighbors. so everything that moving along well. now to give our construction update with steve turner. >> good morning, directors. steve, ru, with turner construction, construction oversight. i don't know. is that up? there it is. >> another good month, of work or almost a month and a half since we filled you in on the last period. there were no recordable incidents. we did have one near miss.
but, brought to light some issues with the excavation process of sight lines and so that has been dealt with successfully. and allowing the excavator to work while the folks down below were able to position themselves appropriately so they are not in the way of it. we have 550,000 craft hours now, about 60,000 since the last update. 157, chefs, and i will show you the chart for that in a little bit and the excavation continues into zone three, and 1, 2, 3. some of the other activities, have been awarded and submitals have begun. and the final utility, relocation package 4.2, the aux silry package is under way and we will work through the holidays on mission street and will continue on early into 2013 and because we are doing the first levels of excavation
in zone three. the archeologists have been on call and on site. and nothing dramatic yet. and they have trained the operators well in spotting archeologycal finds. coming up in the next 90 days, we will mobilize that below great subcontractor and will start working in ground one on the geothermal packages. they should complete zone three all the way to freemont street which will give them a run through howard on to froe mont street. >> the butresss should continue and should be ahead, estimating 164 by the end of the month. and the micropile program should move into zone two over the next 90 days.
>> give you some updates, on the over all schedule, and the time line of the project. it continues to remain as a october, 2017 completing. and bus operation date. below grade structure will be starting shortly here at the end of the year. and then, of course, the super structure package is out for bid right now. and we expect those bids back in early january. >> what was going to be installed on veteran's weekend it will be installed next year. possibly on president's weekend after more work is completed on zone four and gives more room to work, things are moving along as still originally planned. >> the over all picture, the sight has not changed much, although it gets closer to closer to freemont street.
both traffic bridges are in and excavation continues. and here is the excavation map that the program managers put together the area, of the darkest red area is the deepist, that is the minus 41, 42 foot, that is the bottom of the excavation, that is about 60 feet from the street level and you can see the succession of the bracing as you move from the west to the east towards zone three. you can certainly see the significant amount of change from the left in early october to the photo on the right at the beginning of november, and end of october and the access tressel has progressed further and bracing as well. just to give you an idea of what the quality of bracing actually looks like, we took a shot from the west and looking back. and gives you an idea of how much temporary steel is going into that excavation and its depth and it is quite a project. and for a little bit of scale,
there is your average, 6-foot tall gentleman standing on one of them two-thirds of the way down into the excavation next to the trussle bridge. the micropile progress in zone one, you see the rig there, drilling in the micropile close to the shoring wall underneath all of the bracing. just some more views of the bracing and the excavation as you are looking west along the tresle as long as the lower levels. to give you an idea of what the work is that is going on and the scale and the magnitude of the size of the hole that we are digging. they finally crossed under the first street bridge and this is excavation under that first street bridge. and they will move into the lower levels of shoring there, shortly. and zone three, the central section of the project, both the bracing going in as well as
do watering wells. and another shot of that. and the final demolition as they approach freemont street and have to take out the final wall from the center section of the project. >> the butress area has changed a little bit. if you look closely, we are getting rid of some of the equipment, they are actually in the final third of the work. and down sizing just a little bit as the progress is made on those shafts. the three shafts in yellow have actually been poured out by the end of last week. so, i believe that they are at 157, 159 now, it should be i think that two of those should be poured last week. and so we are zeroing in on the completing. and right on track, is a weekly update here on the production of the shafts and you can see that we were behind the curve in the beginning with just the
learning curve of putting the shafts in but we are caught up and projecting a finish on time. but, it is a quality control, remains in effect on the butress there is coring for checking the structure and that is just the general shot of put ng a rebar cage and the awss work. is the only utility work going on now and as you know we had a little extra activity around halloween and i thought that i would show the photos of the world series, and we are very proud of the giants and some of the players are basically right outside of the job. the budget remains consistent, with the budget, on the construction size. and with the release packages to date. as i said before, a little over 550 craft hours completed and running over 60 percent on the
small business or local labor, i am sorry the bay area labor. and here is the break down, san francisco, continues to contribute about 20 percent of that and the other county surrounding the projects. and these are just a list of the trades. this is a body count of actual any craft's people that have worked on the project since the beginning, we are here with the multiple going on and we are steady. and this is the quality of workers and have logged hours to the project in those classifications. >> thank you. >> this concludes my report. >> the next item is public comment >> and now it is a chance for the public to address what is not on the calendar and rick smith would like to address you. >> and if there are any other
members that would like to address us, if you do just line up. >> at the concerned concern about the elevated parks, while san francisco does not have a compared park there is transforming and programming successful public spaces such as the square and the gardens. as a resident i make use of those spaces for the cleanliness, and safety and a pleasant place to be and i can imagine this elevated park i would go there too, if there were the similar types of experience. i suggest looking at both for their geographic connection to the transbay as well as for their clean, safe and welcoming space, they provide us all. thank you.
>> thank you, mr. smith. is there any other public comment? >> seeing none, public comment is now closed. we can move on to our consent calendar. >> we will move into your special calendar. item 7 is a presentation of the transportation bay by architects. >> and it has been some years since we brought the design to you. and now that the towers approvals are now in place i thought that it would be appropriate for the board to hear an update from the architect of the transit tower fred clark and give you and show you the latest design. >> or at proved design. >> great. >> good morning, directors. it is a great pleasure to be here, we have made an enormous amount of progress and let me just characterize what you are going to see this morning as conceptual design in nature. we really have not quite started the full fledged design process. that is waiting for obvious
reasons for various approvals. but we have engaged in an extraordinary successful collar collaboration with the san francisco planning department staff and so the design that you are going to be seeing i would characterize as the result of a very, very healthy collaboration with staff and we are quite proud of it. so i just need this here. >> and this is an image, several images that you are going to be familiar with. it simply puts the towering context and this is clearly one of the most important building complexes and we do see the transit center and the tower. and with the center with the roof, top, park and with all of its services and amendies, adjacent to it, is the large tower. the tower of course is a key
participant in the financial district of san francisco and we think that it represents the best thinking in the united states about transit-based development. the transit city tower is on mission street. it is address will be 101 first. and i will show you in a few minutes how that is going to be worked out. it is just north of the transit center itself. connects at the roof top park and also surrounded by greenry, and particularly on the eastern side, is a place called mission square. when will be a beautiful park, entrance to the tower as well as the transit center. here you see the ground floor of the transit center itself. it is designed to be a permeable building. the tower works directly with what we call the grand hall. that is the main space of the center, in a perfect kind of compliment to each other of
activities and address and support and even security and i will go into that in some detail. this street level is cut through the grand hall and the bus deck above that and then the park and then connecting the entire vertical, center of the transit center is or are several large light columns that bring light deep into the building all the way into the train level. the key in this section though is if you will notice is the connection at the roof park level with the transit center tower and i will go into that in detail and i have to say that is an exciting idea and i think that we are at the forefront of thinking, urban design thinking and we have already had several, other adjacent properties talk to us about bridging to the transit